What you need to know about
Canine Cough is a general term encompassing a viral or bacterial illness that inflames the windpipe and lungs and causes a cough. The severity and sound of the cough varies by virus and by the dog's overall immune system.
How is it spread?
The virus spreads just like a human virus; it is an airborne virus and can be spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact of surfaces.
Environmental irritants (like pollen) may increase the likelihood of some dogs developing canine cough.
Dogs can get the virus at dog parks, daycares, vet offices, stores, even walking down the street, basically anywhere.
Incubation period: 2-14 days
Symptoms usually last: 7-14 days
Contagious: 10-14 days (after last clinical symptom)